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The Brass Bottle

Released 1964
Distributor Universal Pictures

This inconsequential comic fantasy from 1964 remains a rainy day favorite thanks to the peerless Tony Randall who stars as an agitated architect getting some unwanted assistance from a very persistent genie played by the always affable Burl Ives. A lighter-than-air mix of magic spells and harem girls, it almost certainly pointed the way to co-star Barbara Eden’s long-running series, I Dream of Jeannie.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for the cult favorite Ed Wood.  Other credits include writing the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, adapting the Stephen King story 1408, producing Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, and writing/producing the upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes.  Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and  hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque.